It was one of those Mondays. Crazy, busy, never-ending. And now that The Bachelorette has been added into the mix of Monday Mania, two hours of my day get devoted to shaking my head in disbelief at yet more unreal things that guys say. Yet, I can't look away. [Side note: I'm pulling for Arie or Sean.]
In all seriousness, my mind never seems to stop lately. There's always something to be thought of, planned out, worked on. It's exhausting and complex. Then, I'll see something when I least expect it that is the complete opposite - it's short and to the point - yet, it speaks volumes to me.
As many of you know, I try to visit my Mom's grave at least once a week. Since she passed on, there has only been one weekend that I wasn't able to make it there. It's an important time for me to reflect, ponder, and just BE.
I absolutely love the cemetery where she [and much of her side of the family] is buried. It has rolling hills, lush trees, and the prettiest of birds. I hope one day to capture a picture of a Blue Jay I always see there near my mom's grave. I like to think that it's her :)
As I was walking around the cemetery one day, I spotted this on a headstone:
Those words speak volumes.
In a time where I've really struggled and worked hard to find my true self, this was a beautiful reminder to be nobody else but me and to choose to be free. It reminded me to let go of the things that have been holding me back all this time.
We must free ourselves from those chains. We must be strong.
And most important of all, we have the choice to choose those things.
In a place where this world connects with the next, I have found the true meaning of life.
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